Families Outside works to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment.
Imprisonment is a traumatic experience for families, and its impact is often significant and enduring. The imprisonment of a relative has an impact on the social, emotional, financial and, especially for children and young people, educational development of the remaining family members.
Families Outside is the only national organisation that works exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland.
Based on this context, vision, and core values, the Key Objectives for Families Outside for the period of 2016 – 2019 are as follows:
In order to achieve these objectives, our targets include the following actions:
Families affected by imprisonment face a range of issues; for this reason, Families Outside reaches families in a number of ways, namely through direct support to families; training; and policy.
A summary of the work Families Outside undertakes to achieve our long-term objectives includes: